December 3, 1931

On This Date in! in 1931 Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time. It wouldn’t be until 1975 that the famous jingle and TV ad “plop plop fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is” would be heard and adolescent boys would immediately turn it into a scatological reference to irritate their mothers.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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